CNBC Cubify 3D Printer

CNBC Computing has a Cubify Cube (2nd Generation) 3D printer available for use by the CNBC community. You can go to the following site to watch videos that will help you get started:

The 3D printer is located in Mellon Institute 115 beside the Common desktop Windows computer located in the common area. If you don't see it there, it is likely that is has been signed out and taken to someone's lab for use.

Historically, the 3D printer has not been heavily used. We want to encourage use of this resource for research related work. Please let David know if there is anything he can do to help you get started.

Before using the 3D printer, we ask that you coordinate with David Pane, Manager of Computing Resources ( The best way to contact him is by email. If there is a need for a meeting, it can be schedule via email.


If you decide to use the CNBC 3D printer, you are agreeing that you will be a responsible user and understand that having this equipment available is a privilege. Please take the time to read the following content. It is the intent of these guideline to facilitate maximum utilization of the 3D printer, while protecting it from deterioration, damage or loss.

We ask that above all, you do the following two things so that we can continue to make this resource available:

  • Treat the equipment with care.
  • Notify the Manager of Computing Resources. (David Pane) when you see the supply of materials is running low or there is a need for replace parts and accessories.


Requests for this equipment will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis, and in the event of conflicts in equipment commitments, priority will be decided by the Manager of Computing Resources.


The equipment is generally provided with no user fees and the CNBC will be responsible for consumable supplies and certain other expenses. However, if your group/lab is planning on using it more than the occasional use we would ask that you provide us with an oracle string so that we can share in the cost of the materials. Some exceptions may apply (E.g. For users of groups who pay for CNBC Computing Support Changes)

All supplies and parts used for 3D prints on the CNBC's Cubify 3D printer should be ordered by the CNBC. In order to minimize deterioration, or damage of the equipment, supplies from other sources should not be used with the 3D printer without approval from the Manager of Computing Resources. (David Pane).


Investigators borrowing the 3D printer are expected to return it in the same or better condition. If repairs or recalibration are necessary under normal use, the CNBC will cover those costs. CNBC will not pay for repair of damaged equipment or replacement if the equipment is abused. In summary, the user who damages an 3D printer must be prepared to pay for its replacement or repair.

Sharing 3D Printer Files

If you take the time to build a nice item to be printed on the printer, perhaps you would like to make the CAD file available to the CNBC community. Please send the following to the Manager of Computing Resources. (David Pane) so he can make it available on this page:

  • The CAD file.
  • A photo of a finished product.
  • Any specific additional information that would be useful to users who may want to take advantage of your work.

-- David Pane - 2015-08-10


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